Coffee and doughnuts. They’re just made for each other like… macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, biscuits and gravy, and all the other great couples of the food world.
How about we combine coffee and doughnuts into one awesome treat? YES, please!
You can have it all with these coffee custard filled doughnuts. It’s like having your cake and eating it, too. (I still don’t really get what that means, but I love saying it.)
I love pastry cream. It is so versatile, it can be easily flavored and infused with spices, and most of all, it’s super quick to make. It’s used to fill eclairs (like my chocolate glazed eclairs), it makes banana cream tarts wonderfully delicious and it provides just the right amount of sweetness to crepe cake (gateau de crepes).
Doughnuts are fairly simple to make. I’d say the most difficult part is getting used to frying. The hot oil can be quite intimidating. If you’re not ready for filled doughnuts, I have plenty of other options for you: buttermilk doughnuts, frosted cake doughnuts, or chocolate chocolate peanut doughnuts. And if the idea of hot oil makes you queasy, here’s some of my favorite (healthier) baked donuts: pumpkin donuts, chocolate hazelnut crunch donuts, and cinnamon sugar donuts.
I find doughnut making very relaxing and calming. Sometimes I’m convinced I should just open up a doughnut shop and live happily ever after. But the thought of waking up at the crack of dawn to make doughnuts doesn’t sound very appealing. Perhaps a doughnut bar… a cool trendy bar that serves warm doughnuts to accompany handcrafted cocktails. Who knows, maybe cocktail and doughnuts will be even more popular than coffee and doughnuts?